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“Lively cafe for breakfast, food just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Caffe Neo

Caffe Neo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A son of Cypriot immigrants, Michael Elias was exposed to authentic Greek and Cypriot cuisine throughout his life. With Mama no longer living in Cape Town, Michael wanted to recreate and share the memories of his childhood feasts with the coffee shop dwellers of Cape Town. Traditionally a family run business, Michael, his father Papou Aleko (90 years old) and sister Helen, work together to recreate the best deli style dishes for the Cape Town community.
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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669 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Lively cafe for breakfast, food just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Called in on Sunday morning, lively and cheerful atmosphere, extensive blackboard menu, large portions, food ok but left with an overall smell of fried food. Not as stylish as Sotano nearby.

  • Visited November 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“another breakfast favourite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

the menu is written on the blackboard, but of course you can change it. Breakfast is varied, tasty, healthy and evidently popular. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, you can see the sea too.
its a popular haunt for the locals..

Visited August 2013
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Thank MissHBirmingham
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Stopped by on a cold and wintry Saturday afternoon. Breakfast is served the whole day - the restaurant was nearly empty so the free wifi wasn't crowded. Daily newspapers available to read too. This cafe has a great location, basic but interesting menu, and good service. The one thing I don't like is that it takes for ages to get the cheque!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Peter D
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Popular but not that great and be careful!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

This is the first time I've been back to Cafe Neo since my chair slipped off the step and I badly damaged my hip and knee some 6 or 7 months ago. I like the staff there, but Michael the owner was completely unconcerned about my fall (and I had my 8 yr old granddaughter on my lap!). His comment "it's only happened twice in 7 years" irked me so much I am tempted to send him my medical bills. Apparently there was a third accident the same, and that man did send his bills, which Michael paid. In the U.S. he'd have been sued! His coffee is as lousy as his attitude but his sweet elderly father's food is excellent and so are the staff. So very mixed reviews on this one. Don't sit near the steps!

Visited May 2013
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Thank bluejayinsa
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Cape Town
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“OPEN at 06h30”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

An intuition for early morning “coffiers”, great proven menu with unparallel service, I love it for early morning meetings. Maxleigh Derman

  • Visited May 2013
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